A trademark is typically a brand name that is used in business as an identification sign to distinguish the goods or services from other companies. A trademark could be a name, words signatures letters figures, pictures, signatures, colors, words, slogans, software, application, website, shape, or combinations of any of these.
Bahrain is expanding its global influence owing to its fast-growing economy. Law No. 11 of 2006 on Trademarks is the primary law governing the trademark
registration and protection mechanism in Bahrain. As Bahrain is a member state to the Madrid Protocol, the extension of an international trademark registration via the Madrid System is possible.
1. Trademark search:
A trademark search is a crucial step in the trademark registration process, although not mandatory. The brand owners can conduct a comprehensive study before registering their trademarks in Bahrain to avoid potential conflicts with other trademarks that are already registered.
2. Trademark application:
Bahrain does not accept multi-class applications; instead, each class requires its own application. There are two ways to move the trademark registration process forward. Whilst foreigners can submit through an intellectual property firm in Bahrain, Bahraini nationals can file through the Industrial Property Directorate in their Trademark Office. Bahrain has launched an online portal for trademark registration through which citizens, residents, and trademark agents can file for registration of trademarks. The online portal can also be used to file an opposition against the trademark application.
Bahrain does not accept multi-class applications; instead, each class requires its own application. There are two ways to move the trademark registration process forward. Whilst foreigners can submit through an intellectual property firm in Bahrain, Bahraini nationals can file through the Industrial Property Directorate in their Trademark Office
Upon meeting all the conditions, In the next step, the trademark will be published in the Gazette of the Patent and Trademark Office. There is a 60-day opposition period during which any interested party can file an objection to the trademark. If there is no objection, then a registration certificate will be issued by the Industrial Property Directorate of Bahrain.
Fee For Trademark Registration in Bahrain :
Legacy Partners has a team of highly experienced trademark agents who are well-versed in Bahrain Trademark Law. Foreigners can register their trademarks in Bahrain only through qualified trademark agents. Legacy partners offer services including trademark search, trademark registration, trademark renewal etc.
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